Friday, December 25, 2015

merr chrismas

Sorry for the lack of posting around here. Autumn probably wasn't the best time for me to try to start up this blog, the holidays always see things fall by the wayside. Next week, I'm going to get the Christmas decorations packed away, and then I'll have my full table available for the first time since July to set up a bunch of photoshoots of the stuff I've been working on over the last couple of months. Not much completed yet, but some WiP stuff that I'm pretty excited about, both Terrain and Units.

Y'all have a Merry Christmas if you celebrate it, and a happy Friday for those who don't!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Escalation Again

I dropped out of the Escalation League at the store, because November just got away from me on a number of levels (including blogging :P), and the way it was organized, players who were ahead had no incentive to accept challenges from players below them, meaning it ended up really static.

But now one of my regular Opponents has three co-workers who are interested in getting into the game, and with some help from a ridiculously good bargain on craigslist, we're helping them get started. We've got a simplified version of Planetary Empires set up, starting with them playing Kill Team or 500 Point Games against one of the more experienced players, and then after a couple of Games, they'll be in range to start going after each other or moving up in Points value, depending on whether they work along the edge or in toward the center.

I doubt they'll all stick around, but one of them has started making terrain already, and even one more player in the local pool would be pretty nice. Plus, I get a few games in with models that I don't usually use, since we've decided to handicap ourselves a bit in games against the newbies, so I'm going to get to do things like run CSM lists that actually involve Chaos Space Marines themselves instead of just Culties, Characters, Helldrakes, and MaulerFiends.